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The Story Of Doctor Dolittle

Written by Hugh Lofting

The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Synopsis

Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his house with every kind of creature imaginable and even learns to talk their language. And when the Doctor hears of a terrible sickness among the monkeys in Africa, soon he and his animal friends are setting off on the most unforgettable adventure...

The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Press Reviews

There are few kindlier heroes in children's literature. And none to match his gift for understanding animals. -- Blake Morrison Guardian A work of genius. It is it the first children's classic since Alice Hugh Walpole Lofting was a genuinely original writer with an unusually inventive mind and a great gift for adventure. Twentieth-Century Children's Writers Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly and enthusiastic doctor and all his animal friends will miss out on something important. Jane Goodall

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857550309
Publication date: 1st December 2011
Author: Hugh Lofting
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters ...

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